|Published: 8:52 AM, 03/13/2013
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
In a quick turnaround, a 14-year-old
Madisonville boy pleaded guilty to shooting his father Sunday
Madisonville Patrolman Kevin Standridge
said it was around 2:10 p.m. when he went to Lincoln Drive on a
report of a shooting. He made contact with Carl Fuller, who said his
son had shot him in the neck.
Fuller was taken to UT Medical Center
by LIFESTAR for treatment. The son wasn't at the house at the time,
but Officer Chris Williams soon found him and brought him back.
The son, Edward Carl Fuller, pleaded
guilty to the shooting in Monroe County Juvenile Court Monday. Police
say the boy and his father were having a verbal argument when the son
grabbed a 9-mm handgun and the two began to struggle. During the
struggle, the gun went off, shooting the father in the neck, police
The teen, initially charged with
delinquency by aggravated assault, was allowed to plea to a lesser
charge of reckless endangerment after the father said the shooting
was an accident.
Fuller was released into the custody of
his father and is scheduled to be back in court March 28.
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